Speight shrugs off broken jaw to sing Brumbies' song
March 21, 2014
Henry Speight has shown a new level of battling through the pain barrier © Getty Images
Brumbies winger Henry Speight showed remarkable resilience last week when he battled through breaking his jaw, to sing the club song and then drive himself to hospital.
Speight was forced off in the 35th minute of their game against the Waratahs with a broken jaw. Instead of taking the usual route of jumping in the nearest ambulance, Speight stayed to watch the rest of the game and then attempted to sing the franchise's song.
"I had too much pride to come off the field, I thought I had just lost a tooth," Speight told the Sydney Morning Herald. "I told the medical guys the least I can do is watch the rest of the game in my 50th, and the guys got the win.
"I tried to sing the song but there was nothing coming out. I just wanted to do a speech to thank the boys for how they finished the game, that was really gutsy. But they said it was about time I spilled some blood on the jersey, it took me 50 games."
© ESPN Sports Media Ltd
Communication error please reload the page.
Roy Hodgson has played down criticism of England's training methods after leaving Daniel Sturridge out of his squad for the forthcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers against San Marino and Estonia
Andy Murray strolled into the quarter-finals of the China Open with a straightforward victory over Pablo Cuevas
Max Verstappen says his only focus ahead of his debut F1 appearance in Japan is the experience he can gain rather than the records he will break
Luke Shaw has been left out of Roy Hodgson's England squad with the Manchester United left-back dropping down to the Under-21s
Roy Hodgson has left Daniel Sturridge out of his England squad for the Euro 2016 qualifiers against San Marino and Estonia
Nicole Cooke's autobiography is an inspirational tale of her struggle to reach the peak of cycling, even against those who should have been on her side, writes Simon Barnes
Who are the top 10 All Blacks by match appearances?
Hugh Godwin talks to France Sevens coach Frederic Pomarel about the controversial Olympics loophole that could lead to Steffon Armitage playing for Les Bleus
Sunday Times cricket correspondent Simon Wilde talks about his book on KP and reflects on the batsman's controversial career
ESPN looks ahead to the Japanese Grand Prix as Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg look to renew hostilities on a circuit famous for its championship-defining moments
The outside-the-ring sparring between Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao reached a crescendo on Monday with Pacquiao citing Bible verse while saying he was unaffected by the pound-for-pound king's barbs
Manchester United legends Paul Scholes and Rio Ferdinand have offered less than complimentary views on Manchester City supporters after another disappointing night for Manuel Pellegrini's side in the Champions League
Rangers failed to book a spot in the Scottish League Cup semi-finals on Wednesday, losing 3-0 to Inverness at Ibrox
Diego Costa says he does not want to get caught up in a 'club v country war' but appears to be defying Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho by declaring himself fit for Spain
Arsenal players have sustained 889 injuries since August 2002, according to a report by PhysioRoom.com
Eddie Chambers tells Inside Boxing why he thinks Tyson Fury can beat Dereck Chisora, Wladimir Klitschko and then go on to dominate the heavyweight division
Arsene Wenger celebrates his 18th anniversary of taking charge at Arsenal on Wednesday. With that, here are 18 reasons as to how Wenger has revolutionised, changed and improved both Arsenal and English football
The Newcastle manager is just the latest anti-hero in a cycle of hiring and firing that keeps the football public - and its reporters - enthralled, writes Simon Barnes
Arsenal face a crunch game against Galatasaray with a crippling amount of injuries but the most staggering thing is that this problem has been recurring for such a long time, writes Miguel Delaney
What is Paul di Resta doing with his time, now that he is out of Formula One?